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dramaturgist Line breaks: drama|tur¦gist
Pronunciation: /ˈdramətəːdʒist/

Definition of dramaturgist in English:


A person who writes plays; a playwright.
Example sentences
  • She was resident dramaturgist for their theater program.
  • It was an essential task of the dramaturgist to arrange and synthesize many conflicting events or legends into a sequential plot.
  • When a new theatre had been established at Bergen, Ibsen was appointed dramaturgist and dramatic poet.


Early 19th century: formed as dramaturge + -ist.

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